Specialist in Medical Oncology (tumour sites flexible)

  • £52,542 - £82,418
  • South West
  • Fixed

We're thrilled to announce a position for a Medical Oncology Specialist Doctor within an NHS Foundation Trust in the Southwest of the UK.

The Oncology department prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere and encourage interested candidates to make an application, so they can meet with you informally over Microsoft Teams or in person! They are open to discussing any sub-specialty interests you'd like to pursue within your potential job plan.

This position offers a one-to-two-year fixed term contract, with the potential for it to become a substantive role. 

The Trust/Service

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes, the Hospital in the Southwest stands as a bustling, contemporary district general hospital. Conveniently located a commutable distance away from Bristol and even London, the hospital is perfect for anyone wanting a mix of city life and the beautiful countryside.

This new position at the Trust is aimed at enhancing support and management for patients with malignancies. The successful candidate will join the Hospitals dynamic team, comprising 10 oncology medical professionals, including consultants, SAS doctors, and specialist trainees.

The departments approach to caring for oncology patients emphasizes strong multidisciplinary collaboration, with clinical oncology support from Oxford University Hospitals. The acute oncology service (AOS) provides in-reach support for inpatients, and you'll have a significant role in shaping and refining this service.

Furthermore, each tumour site benefits from experienced clinical nurse specialists, some of whom have expanded roles such as overseeing treatment monitoring clinics and conducting endocrine treatment workshops. Additionally, patient pathway facilitators across various tumour sites work together to enhance the overall patient journey and experience.

Responsibilities and Duties:

As part of their well-established and welcoming team, you'll play a vital role in driving improvements in patient care. Your responsibilities will encompass participating in weekly MDT meetings, conducting clinics, and contributing to our acute oncology service.

  • Effective collaboration within multidisciplinary teams forms an integral part of our Trust's operations, involving regular engagements in MDT discussions and active involvement in presenting at and contributing to site-specific MDMs.
  • Ensuring the delivery of evidence-based care to patients within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Upholding the ongoing care of assigned patients, inclusive of all associated administrative tasks, with the assistance of secretarial support.
  • Pursuing the development of sub-specialty interests aligned with the Division's requirements and the Trust's strategic objectives.
  • Assuming responsibilities for teaching and making contributions to undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education endeavours
  • Providing cover for senior medical colleagues at the consultant/specialist level during their periods of absence, as per the established arrangements within departmental and Trust policies
  • Actively participating in clinical audits and continuing medical education initiatives.
  • Undertaking appropriate duties in response to emergencies and unforeseen circumstances.
  • Please note, the post holder will not be part of an out-of-hours consultant rota.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Opportunities:

  • The hospital values their culture of continuous learning and development among staff. They’re dedicated to supporting you in this journey through personalized development plans.
  • As part of your job plan, you'll receive a minimum of one Supporting Professional Activity (SPA) for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • Within this designated SPA, you'll have the opportunity to prepare for revalidation, engage in personal study, participate in educational events, conduct Quality Improvement (QI) projects or audits, complete appraisals, attend mandatory training sessions, and contribute to basic teaching sessions.
  • Furthermore, certain roles within the hospital may offer additional SPA opportunities, such as chairing meetings, leading rota schedules, or providing educational supervision. We believe that investing in your ongoing learning and growth not only benefits you but also enhances the quality of care we provide to our patients.
  • The Trust actively offer a range of medical education opportunities to our colleagues, including collaborative educational sessions with primary care colleagues in our PCN.
  • The Trust also boast a diverse array of packages designed to support individuals in realizing their leadership potential. Among these offerings is a monthly leadership forum featuring a lineup of engaging speakers.
  • Additionally, for those keen on further developing their leadership skills, we provide supplementary training opportunities tailored to this career aspect.

Additional perks:

  • There is an excellent nursery on the hospital site and several local primary and secondary schools rated outstanding by Ofsted (information on these can be provided as part of the application process).
  • Study / Professional Leave (30 days over a 3 year cycle)
  • You will be given a minimum of 1 SPA, with the flexibility of increasing to more for progression with audit, revalidation, CESR or teaching
  • Monthly leadership forum with a variety of speakers and additional training for those that wish to develop their management/teaching aspect of their career


  • Full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) is required
  • Minimum of 10 years post graduate experience
  • Minimum of 6 years in Medical Oncology
  • Ability to take full responsibility for clinical care of patients
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and evidence-based practice.
Alice Howe Executive Recruitment Consultant

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